Thursday, August 13, 2009

Carleton news

The student who was victim of a brutal sexual assault in 2007 is suing Carleton University for $535,000 for negligence. Carleton is fighting the lawsuit, and mentioned in their defense that the victim had not registered herself with campus security so they knew she was working late and did not lock the door. This has led many groups to condemn Carleton's response as victim-blaming, although the university says this was not what was intended by their statements.

If you wish to read more about the lawsuit and controversy, here are some recent news articles:

Carleton accused of 'victim blaming' [Ottawa Citizen]

Carleton lawsuit raises issues of responsibility [National Post]

Carleton defence in sex-assault case stirs outrage [Ottawa Metro]


Gail Carmichael said...

Lots of commentary on the Female Science Professor's blog post about this: